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4.03 | 87 ratings

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5 stars One of the best albums I have heard in years, The music is so colourful. On one hand the band can play really mellotron heavy prog with big parts on viola with heavy drumming and bass, and on the other hand the band plays beautiful acoustic parts (guitar, piano).

For a german band the vocals are really great. Because George Noppeney is british (my guess) the vocals by him are without accent. Not that I care, I love german accent just as much, but most of the time that's is the complaint by listeners of Eloy, Jane, Kraan etc.

Back to the music. There's not only a lot viola in the music, but flute aswell and there's even guests on sax and clarinet. You could say this band is more an eclectic progband with all the different kind of songs and arrangments.

The production is really top. Conny Planck has managed to create a sound that stays fresh even after 43 years. My favorite songs are the more pastoral-sounding Honeypot and I Love My Dog. The lyrics are really sweet and heartwarming and the music is almost Canterbury-style romantic.

This albums is highly recommended to people who love Caravan, Supersister, Kraan and Cressida.

Kingsnake | 5/5 |


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